Whether you want to whiten or love to whiten, we have the tools for you! Here at Morgan and Presley Dental we love to whiten, and let’s be real, who doesn’t love white teeth? Have you ever met someone that said, “I love how yellow my teeth are!” NO, because that’s crazy talk!
We offer different options to whiten your teeth. We love, live and preach Ultradent Opalescene. We have seen some of the best results on patients that were told by other dental offices they would never be able to whiten because their “enamel was too thick”, or because they took a certain medication when they were younger, or were exposed to merials. Well we have faith that we can help brighten your smile so why not at least try? Did you know that 97% of patients who bleach, experience successful results?
We use Opalescence BOOST as our in office power- bleach treatment. Opalescence Boost is a chemically activated power whitening gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after just 40 minutes in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost is fresh and effective. *
When you come in for a BOOST treatment you will come and hang out in the chair for 40-60 minutes. I always recommend bringing your iPod or a book to read because it can get a little boring. While you are in the chair we put cheek retractors in that will gently pull your lips out of the way. We then will place an Opal Dam, which will protect your gums from touching any of the solution. The whitening will then be placed on your teeth for two sessions of 20-30 minutes. We will watch you throughout the process to make sure you don’t experience any discomfort. Once you have finished we will clean off all the bleach and allow you to go rinse.
It is not unusual for patients to set up more than one appointment for power bleaching. Because it is a safe procedure, feel free to come in and power-bleach until you have reached your goal.
Next is our at home treatment. First we would like to take impressions of your teeth. This is an easy procedure and takes just about 5 minutes. We use a “silly putty” type of impression material that sets up in 60 seconds or less and gives us the best impressions of your teeth where we can then pour up with our stone and then make custom bleaching trays from.
Our bleaching trays are made in office and take as little as two days to have them ready for you. Once they have been made we will give you a call to come pick them up and we will give you special instruction on how to use them.
Here’s the catch, when you first come to pick up your tray we only give you the top arch to begin with. Why you ask? Well we give you just the top to bleach for 10 days so that you can see the results or difference in the top and bottom. When you come back after the 10 days we will do a short evaluation to make sure this technique is right for you. We can also change the percentage for the bleach you are using or answer any questions that you might have about it. At that appointment we will give you your lower tray and you’ll be able to catch them up. The gel solution that we use is Ultradent Opalescence PF 10%, 15%, 20% and 35%. We generally have you use the 10% because it allows you to be able to sleep in it throughout the night. Dr. Morgan has found the more contact time you allow, the better result you are going to get.
If you have no time to do either of those we offer Opalescence GO. These are prefilled disposable whitening trays, and they live up to their name. If you are always on the go these are great for you. All of us here at the office like to pop one in in the morning or during lunch because all it takes is about 30-60 minutes! They are so convenient and super easy to use. We offer GO in 6%, 10% & 15% hydrogen peroxide. Each kit runs for $60.00 a kit which comes with 10 uses (upper and lower). That comes down to a mere $6.00 per application for you.
The research shows custom trays with Opalescence 10% Carbamide Peroxide provides the most custom and dramatic results when used overnight for the recommended number of nights. Because not everyone can make that kind of commitment, Opal GO 6%, 10% &15% hydrogen peroxide gets the popular vote, and also happens to be my favorite. BOOST Power Bleach is also very effective, it just requires more office visits. Of course, we always love to see your cute and smiling faces anytime!
Until next time….
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